How to Troubleshoot Windows Update Error Code 0x80080005?

by Edward Lewis consultant

Windows Update error code 0x80080005 is the alpha-numeric code indicate about the Windows 10 Update error which can simply terminate the installation of Windows 10, thus, its Creator Update or the latest Windows 10 April 2018 update. Though the system can do their task without even receiving the latest updates; it sometimes becomes slow, unstable, helpless many times. However, one of the main reason behind the Windows update error code 0x80080005 is the clash between Windows Update and might be some third-party security program. Moreover, it can occur as the computer system cannot access the System Volume Information folder.


Well, the Windows update error can occur on the screen due to a problem with the Windows Update itself or some other related components. In order to confirm the system’s maintenance, Microsoft has recently launched the Windows update services for all the Windows users which helps users by automatically checking the latest updates and install them in the system. Nevertheless, this error code is one of the most frequent and common errors faced by many Windows users. The error code 0x80080005 was reported after a very long time ago, but in fact, it again occurs with the new Windows 10 updates frequently.


Below are some fixes which guide you in troubleshooting the Windows Update error code 0x80080005. These steps can be more difficult and time-consuming, so we suggest you to follow the steps in the proper order as mentioned below to avert unnecessary trouble. The steps are discussed below.


Steps to Troubleshoot Windows Update Error Code 0x80080005


Here are some solutions that can assist you in fixing the Windows Update error code 0x80080005. Well, the good news is that for following the below-mentioned solutions you don’t even need to have expert knowledge just follow the steps in the manner discussed below. While following the steps remember that don’t skip any step; otherwise, it creates lots of trouble in fixing the error. Here how to do it:


Method-1: Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter Tool 


  1. Click Windows + I keys all together on the keyboard to launch the ‘Settings’ tab.
  2. Hit the ‘Update & Security’ option located on the left side of the screen to open it.
  3. After that, press the ‘Troubleshoot’ option.
  4. Tap on the ‘Windows Update’ option and choose the ‘Run Troubleshooter’ option.
  5. Finally, check if the error resolved. If not, follow the next method.


Method-2: Control System Volume Information Folder


  1. Firstly, launch the ‘Settings’ tab by pressing the Windows + I key altogether.
  2. Choose ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’ option and click on it.
  3. Or, launch the Windows search option, type ‘Command Prompt’ under the search box.
  4. Now, right press on the ‘Command Prompt’ option and pick ‘Run as Administrator’ option.
  5. After that, type the below-given command and press the Enter key to implement it:
  6. md.exe /c takedown /f”C:\\System Volume Information\\*” /R /D Y && icacls “C:\\System Volume Information\\*” /grant:R SYSTEM:F /T /C /L
  7. Lastly, restart your computer system to save all the changes.


Edward Lewis  is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Edward has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as


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